DrClare Veal


Dr Clare Veal

Lecturer, MA Asian Art Histories
Dr Clare Veal
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Art History, University of Sydney, Australia
  • BA(Hons) Art History (First Class Honours), University of Sydney, Australia

Clare is an art historian and curator who undertakes research on Southeast Asian photography, art and visual culture, with a particular focus on Thailand. She received her PhD from the Department of Art History and Film Studies at the University of Sydney for her thesis entitled, Thainess Framed: Photography and Thai Identity, 1946–2010.

She has research and teaching experience from institutions in Australia, Thailand and Singapore. From 2015 to 2016, she was a participating scholar in the Power Institute’s Ambitious Alignments: New Histories of Southeast Asian Art research programme. She is the editor for the Asian Art section of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism (2016) and has contributed papers to a number of edited volumes, journals and exhibition catalogues. In addition to her work as a consultant for a survey of the Chang Tang collection in Bangkok, Clare has co-curated exhibitions including, Storytellers of the Town: Works by Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (2014) and Retold-Untold Stories: Phaptawan Suwannakudt (2016).

Professional Practice/Research Output

Publication (selected)

  • 2016: Editor for the Asian Visual Art section of the Routledge Encyclopaedia of Modernism, London: Routledge
  • 2014: Bringing The Land Foundation Back to Earth: A new model for the critical analysis of relational art, in the Journal of Aesthetics and Culture, no. 6
  • 2013: Charismatic Index: Photographic Representations of Power and Status in the Thai Social Order, in theTrans-Asia Photographic Review, vol. 3, no. 2, September
  • 2013: Methodologies of Alternative Photographies: The Siamese Case, in the Silpakorn Journal of Fine Arts, no. 1
  • 2012: Collective Ruptures: Visually Documenting the Precarious Nature of Thai Politics after 2010, in the Modern Art Asia, no. 12, December
Research Interests
  • Intersections between technology and visuality in Southeast Asia
  • Visual culture and politics
  • Gendered approaches to Southeast Asian art histories
  • Non-Euramerican theories of photograph